Ojai, California, is a bucolic valley town encircled by mountains with a focus on the arts, organic farming, and wellness. It’s just two hours from Los Angeles yet feels light-years away thanks to its lack of commercial development and quaint downtown.
It’s the kind of place to get away from it all, and this three-bedroom, two-bath house looks like the perfect home to which to retreat. Built in 1960 by the local firm Chalfant Head Associates as part of a family compound for the Chalfant Head family, the home’s entrance features a bright orange door and diminutive flat roof that hides the interesting architecture within.
Like other midcentury homes that reserve the large panes of glass for the private backyard areas instead of the street-facing walls, the house centers on a dramatic great room with a boldly sloped diagonal beam and fireplace. Two glass walls face the mountains to the northeast and the room’s airiness makes the 1,600-square-foot home feel much larger.
Other midcentury details include vaulted redwood ceilings, redwood walls, and decorative cinderblock. Outside, a gorgeous backyard features a pool with spa on .75 acres of beautifully landscaped yard. A pond, waterfall, and guest house round out the perks. Ready for your own midcentury retreat? 1320 Carne Road is on the market now for $2,882,000.